Ingredient Highlight: Coco-Caprylate (Coconut Oil Derivative)

Ingredient Highlight: Coco-Caprylate (Coconut Oil Derivative)

Coco-Caprylate has emerged as a skincare ingredient with numerous benefits for the skin. Its moisturising properties, lightweight texture & compatibility with different skin types make it a versatile & valuable addition to skincare formulations. Whether you are looking to hydrate your skin, protect its barrier, or enjoy a non-greasy moisturiser, Coco-Caprylate offers an array of advantages which we will explore today!

Origins & Properties:

Coco-Caprylate, also known as C8-18 Triglycerides, is derived from coconut oil, specifically the fatty acids obtained from coconuts. It is a clear, lightweight & silky oil that is non-greasy & absorbs quickly into the skin. Due to its composition, Coco-Caprylate acts as an excellent emollient & moisturiser, leaving the skin feeling soft, smooth & hydrated.

Benefits for the Skin:

  1. Enhanced Skin Hydration: Coco-Caprylate has outstanding moisturising properties, making it an ideal ingredient for dry & dehydrated skin. Its lightweight texture allows it to penetrate deeply into the skin, replenishing moisture levels & preventing water loss, resulting in a more hydrated & plump complexion.

  2. Improved Skin Barrier Function: The skin's barrier function is vital for maintaining overall skin health. Coco-Caprylate helps reinforce the skin's natural barrier by creating a thin film on the skin's surface. This film helps to minimise transepidermal water loss (TEWL) & protect the skin from environmental stressors, such as pollution & harsh weather conditions.

  3. Non-Comedogenic and Suitable for All Skin Types: Coco-Caprylate has a low comedogenic rating, meaning it is unlikely to clog pores or cause acne breakouts. This makes it suitable for all skin types, including oily & acne-prone skin!

  4. Sustainable and Eco-Friendly: As Coco-Caprylate is derived from coconut oil, a renewable & sustainable resource, it is considered a more eco-friendly alternative to synthetic or petroleum-based ingredients. Its plant-based origin aligns with the growing demand for natural & sustainable skincare options.

How does Hark & Zander Utilise this Great Ingredient?

We use Coco-Caprylate as a moisturising ingredient in our award-winning HempRestore Good Night Crème & HempBright Face the Day Crème, Combined with Hempheart Oil & incredible formulations created by OceanDerMX, these crémes are sure to pack a nourishing punch! With tons of 5-star reviews, we know that you are sure to love these products too.

If you would like to read more about the ingredients we use in our products, check out our ingredient highlight on Blue Gum Leaf Oil!